Brilliant article by Liz Ryan….full story
“If there’s one word that’s almost certain to appear somewhere on every business’s website, that word is talent. Companies of every size love to talk about talent! They can talk about talent all day long.
It’s easy to talk about talent on a website or in a recruiting brochure. It’s easy to say “We value talent more than anything!”
Talk is cheap. Attracting talented people into an organization and hanging onto them — now that’s another story.
Most employers, sad to say, do a better job of driving talented people away than reeling them in, both during the selection process and after the talented person comes on board as a new employee. They don’t do it intentionally, of course. They can’t see how their systems, policies and attitudes frustrate and repel great people. It starts with the ugly and tedious, Black Hole processes by which new employees get hired.”